So how was your Thursday, mine was just fine, a few meetings at work then a roasted chicken with glazed carrots for dinner, yum! After work today we plan on adding a few Halloween lights to the front yard in preparation for Halloween. We normally get about 75 kids, since its Saturday this year have a feeling we may just get more.
Today’s card is for the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #20, a color challenge, banner below. It took a little brain power to decide what to do, then I remembered I had some retired Early Espresso embossing powder and decided on a floral wreath with gold accents.
Let me first say the front of the card is Early Espresso, for some reason no matter how many photo’s I took, none just seemed to make it look right. To make my card I started with a card base of Sahara Sand 4.25″ x 11″ scored and folded at 5.5″ for a top folding card. After heat embossing and punching out 12 flowers from the Petite Petals stamp set I was ready to create the wreath. To create the wreath, using cardstock I punch out a 2″ circle, then using the 2 1/2″ circle punch centered over the circle opening, punched and had myself a perfect thin circle to use as a base. Six of the flowers were spaced out and glued to the circle, the other six were backed with dimensionals and put in the open spaces. Using a base makes it much easier to end up with a circle shaped wreath. Any two shaped punches or framelits could be used to create a base.
Next, I ran a piece of Early Espresso through the Big Shot using the Woodgrain embossing folder, touch the cardstock lightly with Versamark, sprinkled with Clear embossing powder and heat set for a little dimension, adhered to the card base with some fun foam. Once I adhered the wreath with dimensionals I added a gold bow with a pearl in the center. ‘Hello’ is from the Hello You Thinlits Dies and adhered with some liquid glue, a pearl in the top of the ‘o’. This card could be used for almost any occasion based on the sentiment added to the inside.
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